Dehumidifiers remove excess humidity from the air in your Galveston, TX, home. They work by condensing air molecules in water, thereby removing the amount of moisture moving around in the air. If you have a lot of humidity in your home, you may have issues with mold growth, fungus, and mildew. All of these can impact indoor air quality, and in individuals who have respiratory issues, they can lead to allergies, wheezing, and sneezing.

A Dehumidifier Reduces Mold

Most people think of mold as something that grows on food that they don’t refrigerate. However, this isn’t necessarily the type of mold that creates an allergic reaction when it grows in your home. Mold allergies can lead to coughing, sneezing, a runny nose, or itchy eyes. Mold thrives in humid and dark environments. A basement is a perfect breeding ground for mold. A dehumidifier removes the humidity from your home, making the environment less conducive to mold growth.

Minimize Dust

Dust mites are a very common allergen, and a dehumidifier can help get rid of them. Like mold, dust mites do well in damp environments. They don’t drink water; rather, they absorb it from the environment around them. If you use a dehumidifier to maintain the humidity level in your home to a level that is between 30% and 40%, you will make survival difficult for dust mites. In addition to using a dehumidifier, take steps like frequently cleaning your linens and curtains and other places where dust mites might thrive.

Improve Your Home’s Smell

A whole-house dehumidifier can make your home smell better. When you enter a basement and encounter that musty odor, it’s usually mildew and mold growing in humid environments. Using a whole-house dehumidifier to remove the moisture from your home makes it harder for these things to grow, thereby improving the overall smell of your home.

Enhance Your Home’s Comfort

Very few things are as frustrating as walking into your home and realizing it’s just as humid inside as it is outside. Heat is uncomfortable, but humidity makes things even more difficult to endure.

Dehumidifiers reduce the relative humidity in your home, making the air feel more comfortable. Relative humidity is a number that compares the amount of water vapor in the air with how much water vapor could be in the air at a given temperature. Anything over 50% relative humidity can make us feel uncomfortable. A whole-house dehumidifier can keep the humidity in your home at a perfect 30% to 40%.

You don’t want to remove too much humidity from your home. If your home is too dry, your skin will feel itchy, and you might be more susceptible to catching certain illnesses. At the same time, you might damage the structure of your home.


Considering its benefits, a whole-house dehumidifier is a relatively inexpensive addition to your HVAC system. It maximizes the efficiency of your air conditioner because part of the reason why it cools your home is that it removes the humidity from your home. But if you already have a whole-house dehumidifier, then your air conditioner does not have to work as hard to keep your house cool. This leads to a reduction in your energy bills. Having a dehumidifier in conjunction with an air conditioner can help extend the life span of your equipment. You’ll have fewer repairs and may not need to replace the unit as frequently.

Help With Respiratory Issues

An increase in humidity and heat can make breathing difficult, especially if someone in your home has allergies or asthma. The heaviness of the moisture in the air can cause the body to produce more phlegm and make breathing less comfortable overall. Dehumidifiers can remove some of that pressure while simultaneously getting rid of the mold spores, allergens, and dust mites that are making the occupants of your home have worse respiratory issues. A dehumidifier might also clear up your sinuses so that you don’t have a stuffed-up nose.

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At George’s Air Conditioning, we are proud to be the premier HVAC company in Galveston. Our company focuses on providing quality customer service while valuing our customers’ opinions. We work to provide 100% customer satisfaction while educating our customers, rather than just rushing through the work.

Our services include HVAC repair, installation, and maintenance. We install ductless systems and heat pumps and perform indoor air quality testing. We offer commercial and residential HVAC services. Contact George’s Air Conditioning today to work with an HVAC company you can depend on.

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